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Possible benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy  Pregnancy is a physiological state, but even when a woman has an uncomplicated pregnancy she may suffer with back and pelvic pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. When the foetus is in the breech position, labour can be complicated. Labour consists of a series […]

 Can acupuncture help patients suffering stress? Please note this information is taken from the British Acupuncture Council directly.  Up to half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress every year, which often results in illness.(Health and Safety Executive 2011) Other factors that affect stress levels include alcohol, smoking, exams, pregnancy, divorce, moving, death […]

Could acupuncture be used as part of a treatment protocol for anxiety? Please note this information comes directly from the British Acupuncture Council.  Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (NICE 2007; Clinical Evidence 2007). They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and […]

Can acupuncture help painful periods? Dysmenorrhoea is painful cramps originating in the uterus just prior to or during menstruation. It can be primary (i.e. without any organic pathology) or secondary (i.e. associated with a pathological condition, such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts). The pain usually lasts between 8 and 72 hours.(Fraser 1992) Adolescent girls are […]

Endometriosis is a chronic condition characterised by growth of endometrial tissue in sites other than the uterus, most commonly in the pelvic cavity, but also in other parts of the body (RCOG 2006). This ectopic tissue responds to the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle, with subsequent bleeding, inflammation, and pain. If the ovaries are […]

Can acupuncture help ease symptoms through the menopause? The menopause, defined as the end of the last menstrual period, occurs at a median age of 53 years (Hardy 2005). The change in hormone levels during the perimenopause and menopause, particularly the decline in levels of oestrogen, can cause acute menopausal symptoms; for example, about 30-70% of […]

Can acupuncture help vertigo? Please note this information is provided by the British Acupuncture Council for reference. People with vertigo have the illusion that the environment is moving about them, or that they are moving with respect to the environment.(DTB 2009) The condition usually originates in the peripheral nervous system, for example, due to a […]

Can acupuncture help with the effects of Parkinson’s? Please note, this information is provided by the British Acupuncture Council for reference. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. In the UK, around 16–18 in every 10,000 have Parkinson’s disease.(Mutch 1986) It is loss of dopamine-containing cells in the substantia nigra area of the brain […]

About Bowen This healing technique was developed by the Australian Tom Bowen.   For over 30 years he developed and refined his innovative form of soft tissue manipulation. Tom Bowen never actually taught anyone his technique.  However, he did allow people to observe him at work.  From these observations people developed their own interpretations and passed them on […]